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Mateship and Money Making Summary of Book A ferocious war' erupted in remote outback Australia in 1983. Shearers were on strike. Scab' shearers had to be protected against invading mobs of unionists. In scattered and isolated woolsheds sheds the question was: should sheep... read more

Mateship and Moneymaking
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The story of Australia, told from the woolsheds. 'For much of its history Australia has been described as riding on the sheep's back ...but if the country rode on anyone's back, it was on the aching, creaking, flexing spines of Australian shearers.' Armed with their blades, a sense... read more

The Shearers
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The Greeks have made an enormous contribution to Australian cultural and social life, and this book vividly tells their story. Beginning with an examination of the conditions in Europe that led to migration, it details the role of the Greeks in Australian settlement, the tw... read more

The Greeks in Australia
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Awards:Winner of ACT Book of the Year Award 2012 and Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History 2012 and Victorian Premier's Literary Award - Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction 2012 and Queensland Literary Awards: University of Southern Queensland History Book Award 2012 and Manning Clark House National Cultural Awards, Individual Category 2011. Shortlisted for NSW Premier's Literary Award Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction 2013 and ABIA Australian General Non-fiction Book of the Year 2012.

Across Australia, early Europeans commented again and again that the land looked like a park. With extensive grassy patches and pathways, open woodlands and abundant wildlife, it evoked a country estate in England. Bill Gammage has disco... read more

The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia
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In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade. Though brief and doomed to fail, the battle is legend in both our history and in the Australian mind. Henry Lawson wrote poems about it, its symbolic fl... read more

Eureka: The Unfinished Revolution
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Love him or loathe him, Ned Kelly has been at the heart of Australian culture and identity since he and his gang were tracked down in bushland by the Victorian police and came out fighting, dressed in bulletproof iron armour made from farmers' ploughs. History comes to life with Peter... read more

Ned Kelly
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DoP May 2009, Australia 234x156mm 208pp Hardcover This book is a dramatic and lively account of the encounters between Captain Cook, his crew and the Indigenous people of Australia during the Endeavour's first landing at Botany Bay, on Australia's east coast in 1770. These en... read more

Captain Cook Was Here
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The year 1913 was a fascinating and important time for Australians, although the events of the following year have tended to cast a retrospective shadow over it. In places as far apart as Antarctica, Papua and Great Britain, Australian ambitions were high; the new n... read more

Glorious Days: Australia 1913
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Blood on the Wattle draws together, in a single volume, most of the information about the massacres of Aboriginal people which has been recorded in books and journals. It also creates a broad-based level of awar... read more

Blood on the Wattle: Massacres and Maltreatment of Aboriginal Australians since 1788
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In 2007 a librarian at the Library and Archives Canada Library came across a fragile sheet of paper inserted inside a book. It was the playbill advertising an evening of entertainment that had taken place halfway across the world, over two centuries before. The playbill... read more

The Playbill and Its People
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'Twas the billy that died with its boots on, a billy you couldn't replace. It lay on the ground, where it couldn't be found, 'cause the track was so hard to retrace.' With galloping rhythm and snappy rhyme, Stephen Whiteside's read-aloud poems portray the Australian outdoors, sporting life and animals... read more

The Billy that Died with its Boots On and Other Australian Verse
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On Christmas Eve in 1882, an impromptu game of cricket was organised between the touring English Cricket team and a local side in the grounds of Rupertswood, a 50-room Italianate mansion in Sunbury, a 30-minute drive north of Melbourne. At dinner that night Rupe... read more

Great Australian Historic Hotels
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